P.O. Box 181
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Highly Energetic, Upbeat Trainer/Facilitator, Technical Communicator, Project
Manager, and College Instructor
*Outgoing and friendly with a high EQ and strong interpersonal skills. *Ability to work alone and in teams with equal efficiency and success. *Proven supervisory and management experience and abilities. *Dedication to excellence and the success of clients and students. *Entrepreneurial spirit with a strong work ethic, integrity, loyalty, ambition, and tenacity.
Professional Skills and Experience Include: *Developing, implementing, and managing training programs for business and industry. *Workshop instruction and facilitation. *OSHA outreach workplace safety instruction. *Food manufacturing safety workshop instruction. *Workforce development. *Technical writing. *Media-based safety program development and production, including professional video production and eLearning programming. *College-level classroom instruction. *Small business owner/operator.
TRAINING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
*OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer (DOL # G 0071172)
*OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer (DOL # 24-0105068
*Minnesota Pilot/Escort Driver Certification for Escorting Overdimensional Loads in Minnesota: Lead Instructor and Course Developer: for the MN State Patrol
*Curriculum Developer for numerous commercial truck driver safety and regulatory training programs, including Level 1 Inspection preparation, Collision Avoidance, and CSA
*Minnesota Train-the-Trainer Flagging Instructor Global Harmonization of Hazardous Chemicals and Minnesota Employee Right-To-Know Trainer
*24-Hour HazMat Technician and Trainer
*17 years food manufacturing safety training, including GMP orientation (Post Consumer Brands, formerly Malt-O-Meal), and Gedney Foods
" 8 years: Adjunct and Faculty Instructor for workplace safety and workforce
development in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Experience
includes: *Teaching OSHA 10 and 30 safety classes as an authorized OSHA instructor.
*Teaching commercial driving safety courses, including MN pilot/escort driver
certification as lead instructor. *Developing curriculum for workplace safety
and development, certification for pilot/escorting overdimensional vehicles
in Minnesota, and construction truck operator safety.
" 30 years: Business Owner/Operator as a Training and Technical Communications Consultant and Content Provider: Wilcox Communications, Inc. and now dba Dennis Wilcox. Clients included: Post/Malt-O-Meal for 14 years.
" Catholic Television Network/Chicago, Chicago, IL: Sr. Producer/Writer, 39 Weekly Broadcast Television Shows.
" American Broadcasting Co., Chicago, IL: Writer/Producer, Daily and Investigative News (for O & O WLS-TV).
" KTVI News, St. Louis, MO: Writer/Producer, Daily and Investigative News.
" St. Louis Community Newspapers, St. Louis, MO: Writer/Reporter for News and Features.
" B.A., University of Missouri, Biology. Minors: Chemistry, History, German. Honors English Composition.
" Board member, three non-profit organizations, 14 years; board chair of an environmental learning center, the Prairie Ecology Bus Center, Lakefield, MN, 5 years.
" Assisted in establishing and Facilitating the Stroke Support Group for
Stroke Survivors, Caregivers, and Family Members at Northfield Hospital and
Clinics, Northfield, MN.